Dr. Bill Murphy

B.S. in Biology, Illinois State University

Ph.D. in Biology, University of Tulsa

Postdoctoral work in comparative genomics at the NIH

“My lab studies the evolution of mammalian genomes and the genomic diversity of a variety of mammalian species to understand the processes of adaptation, speciation and diversification.”

Research Specialties

Bioinformatics and Genomics
Conservation & Population Genetics
Medical Genetics- Human and Animal

How long have you been a faculty member at Texas A&M?

16 years.

What made you choose to join the A&M faculty?

The strong nationally and internationally visible program in Animal Genetics and Genomics.

What is your favorite conference to go to? And why?

Plant Animal Genome Conference. It is held every January in sunny San Diego, and I get to meet many colleagues from around the world!

Fun Facts:

When I am not in the lab, I am…

In my office : ) ?

My favorite restaurant in College Station is?

The Republic.

What is the most gratifying aspect about mentoring graduate students?

Watching them mature into talented scientists.

Do you have any pets? If so, please tell us about them.

Three moderately crazy cats: two calicos and one tuxedo.